Igreja de São Vicente de Fora
Graça’s serene, gorgeous Igreja de São Vicente de Fora was founded as a monastery in 1147, revamped by Italian architect Felipe Terzi in...
This spot features live fado on Wednesdays and Sundays, and eclectic cultural fare (poetry readings, jazz nights) on other nights....
With a name meaning ‘the bellies’, there are no prizes for guessing what you’ll be nursing at this low-lit bistro. Red-and-white tiles...
Campo de Santa Clara · interesting places nearby
Panteão Nacional information
Perched high and mighty above Graça’s Campo de Santa Clara, the porcelain-white Panteão Nacional is a baroque beauty. Originally intended as a church, it now pays homage to Portugal’s heroes and heroines, including 15th-century explorer Vasco da Gama and fadista Amália Rodrigues. Lavishly adorned with pink marble and gold swirls, its echoing dome resembles an enormous Fabergé egg. Trudge up to the 4th-floor viewpoint for a sunbake and vertigo-inducing views over Alfama and the river.